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Friends of CaregiverAsia are accomplished professionals in their fields as well as dedicated caregivers. When not busy making a positive impact on their surroundings, friends of CGA gratify others with their insightful and heartwarming stories.

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Assess Your Skills as a Freelance Medical Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 5:51:24 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

If you have been following this blog over recent weeks, you may have read the articles about the tort of negligence and how you can attempt to defend a claim if litigation is ever pursued against you. If this has left you feeling more than a little nervous, now will be the perfect time for you to examine your repertoire of skills and ensure you are up-to-date with modern practices; after all, as a freelance medical professional, the onus is upon you to make sure you undertake regular training sessions.

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How CSS Has Helped My Freelancing Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 3:24:12 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Testimonials

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My name is Felicia Ong and I have been working as a certified freelance nurse aide for two years and recently joined the CaregiverAsia platform. While the healthcare training courses have armed me with the relevant nursing techniques and knowledge to provide professional services in clinics, I didn’t understand what it meant to work as a freelance nurse aide. Neither did I have the confidence to advertise myself to clients, as well as how I should act in a home care setting.

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Looking Through the Macro Lens

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 6:06:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Friends Of CaregiverAsia

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This article is written by Kelly Tan, who is a counselor and psychotherapist. Her interest in photography exposes her to different lenses, zooming distances and angles to view life and the world. She loves to nourish her mind with books and articles in financial, spiritual, psychology, philosophy. Meditation has a profound effect on Kelly including calmness and mindfulness.

I did not have an affection for animals and let alone insects, although I did not detest them unless they are in my space and my way. I respect them having equal right on earth as I do but just let’s live a separate life.

During a recent trip to the nature park, I experienced photoshooting with a macro lens for the first time. In my usual ‘blur’ self, I signed up not knowing that the subjects are mainly insects and my heart sank a little when I found out during the briefing before setting off.

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Pros and Cons of Working Over the Holidays for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:33:51 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The holiday season is always festive in Singapore. And just like everyone, doctors and healthcare workers would prefer joining in the festivities with their families rather than working until the wee hours of the morning. For this reason, the demand for locum GPs skyrockets during the holidays.

The question now is this: Is it a good idea for a locum GP to work over the holidays? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons of working over the holidays. Comparing the boon from the bane may help you decide between accepting and declining a contract this holiday season. So here are the pros and cons of working over the holidays for locum GPs.

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8 Best Ways to Find Work as a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 3:19:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Are you ready to find work as a locum GP? There are various ways to find clients that pay well. But since you’re not looking for a permanent doctor role, you must learn to sell your skills.

There are substantial work opportunities for locum GPs in Singapore because the country’s hospitals are highly regarded worldwide. Even Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore for a medical checkup.

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快来CaregiverAsia延长您的BCLS证书期限并获得工作机会

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 6:30:48 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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如果您想要延长BCLS、AED或CPR的证书期限,那么就来CaregiverAsia吧!我们将返还50%的现金并提供护理工作机会!

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How to Survive as a New Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 10:42:05 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The feeling of isolation and being overwhelmed by the heaviness of responsibilities are just a couple of reasons it’s hard to survive as a new locum GP. So, what should you do to keep yourself from sweating bullets as you start your independent practice?

In this article, we’re going to help you make your life as a new locum GP pleasant and rewarding. This guide contains the information you need to become more confident in your daily work and the steps to take to build your portfolio. Here's how to survive as a new locum GP!

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5 Things to Consider When Outsourcing Your Freelancing Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 5:19:00 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

There will undoubtedly be times in your freelancing career where you will find that you have bitten off more than you can chew when it comes to your work commitments. More especially in the earlier days, when you are finding your feet with your working schedule, in your excitement you may contract to more work than you could ever physically hope to handle. If you are planning to get extra help, here are things to consider when outsourcing your freelancing projects.

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痴呆友好新加坡

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 3:57:26 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Caring For The Elderly

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您知道吗?在新加坡,包括阿尔茨海默症在内的痴呆症患病人数预计在2015年将达到4.5万人,并且将在2030年前达到10.3万人。而根据阿尔茨海默症国际协会的数据,在马来西亚,患病人数会达到这个数字的一倍多。

阿尔兹海默症是痴呆症的众多形式之一,并且被看作是最常见的痴呆症。它是一种不可逆转的、程度逐渐递进的大脑紊乱,会慢慢地破坏记忆和思考能力,最终使人连简单的小事都无法做到。

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Understanding Tort of Negligence as a Medical Professional Freelancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 4:34:18 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

Any medical professional in the world will always be acutely aware of the possibility of a law suit being pursued against them if they are ever accused of being negligent to a patient, client or another colleague in some way. When you work as an employee, the chances are that you will receive refresher training on this exact subject on a relatively regular basis. However, when you work as a freelance medical professional, the onus will be upon you to ensure you are fully up-to-speed on the laws concerning the tort of negligence; this is precisely where this article aims to be of assistance.

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